The news that Person 5's Joker is headed to Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character has naturally sparked predictable chatter that Person 5 itself is Switch-bound, but we have actually heard a rumor that appears to have some substance to it.
The source is MysticDistance, a translator and secondary writer for Persona Central and several other fan sites. MysticDistance has stated that Person 5 will hit Next year, and the announcement will take place in the day. Joker becomes available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The switch will have a new title and will come with a raft of adjustments and additions, as well as new story elements. While we're not sure how reliable MysticDistance's source is, that is to say, that has been under consideration since the last year.
This would suggest something related to P5U.jp or P5R.jp, two domains snapped up by the company. Nintendo Soup is reporting that Person 5 Reloaded is the official title.
Person 5 would certainly be a game worth getting excited about; our friends over at the Push Square gave it 10/10, saying:
Person 5 sets the benchmark for modern Japanese RPGs: en oozes style, charisma, and polish quite unlike anything we've played. With this fifth entry, the series' trademark formula of dungeons and socializing has been perfected. Addictive, engaging gameplay, incredibly endearing characters, and a consistently rewarding narrative loop to create a spectacularly cohesive whole – whether or not you're already a fan of Persona. A masterpiece from top to bottom.
What do you make of this particular rumor? With Joker coming to Smash it would make sense, but then again, we've got Simon and Richter Belmont in Smash and Konami has not announced a Castlevania title for Switch. Let us know your thoughts by posting a comment.